PCDA – Coverage under CCS (Pension) Rules in place of NPS

Coverage under CCS (Pension) Rules in place of NPS (National Pension System) of those Central Government employees

SECTOR -9, CHANDIGARH Tel No.: 0172-2741611-14

No. AN/II/1098/NPS/Vol-II


Important Circular


All sections in Main office
All Sub offices under PCDA (WC) Chandigarh including IFAs

Sub: Coverage under CCS (Pension) Rules, in place of National Pension System of those Central Government employees who were recruited against the posts/vacancies advertised/notified for recruitment, on or before 22.12.2003 – regarding.

Copy of the CGDA, Delhi Cantt letter No. NPS-CORR/4/2020-NPS dated 06.04.2023 circulating a copy of Ministry of personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, Deptt. of Pension and Pensioners’ welfare O.M. No. 57/05/2021-P&PW/(B) dated 3rd March, 2023 (also available at CGDA website) on the above subject is enclosed herewith. GoI has now been decided that, in all cases where the Central Government civil employee has been appointed against a post or vacancy which was advertised/notified for recruitment/appointment, prior to the date of notification for National Pension System i.e. 22.12.2003 and is covered under the National Pension System on joining service on or after 01.01.2004, may be given a one-time option to be covered under the CCS(Pension) Rules, 1972 (now 2021). The contents of the O.M. No. 57/05/2021-P&PW(B) dated 3rd March, 2023 may please be brought to the notice of all concerned.

  1. The one-time option form (specimen enclosed) from the eligible willing individuals to exercise their option may please be forwarded to Admin – 2 section of this office not later than 31.08.2023.
  2. Those Government servants who are eligible to exercise option in accordance with DoP&PW OM dated 03.03.2023, but who do not exercise this option by the stipulated date, shall continue to be covered by the National Pension System.
  3. The option once served shall be final.

Encl.: As above.

(Nagesh Suden)
Dy. CDA (AN)

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